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COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Sean Davis #21 of the Maryland Terrapins returns an interception against the South Florida Bulls at Byrd Stadium on September 19, 2015 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Versatility The Theme For Steelers On Day Two

The Pittsburgh Steelers made sure to go in on what they likely viewed as the last viable first-round cornerback on their board on Thursday night when they hastened in their first-round selection of Artie Burns, a young and physically gifted player whom the team described as one they are looking…


COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 29:  Sean Davis #21 of the Maryland Terrapins celebrates after a defensive stop against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Byrd Stadium on November 29, 2014 in College Park, Maryland.  (Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images)

Steelers Address Defense In Unprecedented Fashion

Were you like me, wondering when the Pittsburgh Steelers might have last invested this heavily in the defensive side of the ball this early in their draft history? Did you struggle to come up with an answer the way I did? Because the answer is that they have never invested…


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The Pessimist’s Take: Cornerback-Or-Bust

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Steelers Dominate Day Two With Selections Of Davis, Hargrave

I try to stay calm for anything Pittsburgh Steelers related. It doesn’t always happen but I want to be clear-headed, rational, objective. But at the end of tonight, it was hard not to be a little giddy. For as much maligned as the selection of Artie Burns was, certainly not…


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CB Artie Burns Will Spend His Senior Season At Steelers University

By now, most of you should have already fully digested the Pittsburgh Steelers decision to select Miami cornerback Artie Burns with the 25th overall selection in Thursday’s first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. While the debate will continue as to whether or not the Steelers made a need-reach in…


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Video: Watch Mike Tomlin Call Artie Burns

This is clearly on the softer side of our news on Pittsburgh Steelers’ first round corner Artie Burns. But it is way too cool not to share. Steelers.com captured the moment Mike Tomlin got on the line to tell Burns he was their pick. Check it out. There's nothing like…


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Around The North: Baltimore Ravens Day One Recap

If Joe Flacco is truly an elite quarterback, it will be crucial for the Baltimore Ravens to protect him. That starts on the offensive line, and that starts with newest Raven Ronnie Stanley, chosen with the 6th overall pick. An offensive tackle out of Notre Dame, Stanley started 24 career…


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Around The North: Cincinnati Bengals Day One Recap

Well, that’s a stab in the back with a nasty twist of the knife. With the No. 24 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Houston cornerback William Jackson III, just one pick ahead of the Steelers, possibly forcing the Steelers’ hand with the Artie Burns selection….


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Around The North: Cleveland Browns Day One Recap

For the first time since 2005, the Cleveland Browns selected a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft, selecting Baylor’s Corey Coleman with the No. 15 overall selection, trading back with the Tennessee Titans. With the trade back into the middle of the first round, the Browns…


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2016 AFC North Day Two Roundup

Today is Friday, April 29, 2016. Today is Day Two of the 2016 NFL Draft, which means that today will see to the second and third rounds of the draft in the wake of the completion of round one just hours ago, as of the time of this writing. (Almost)…


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Evaluating The Value: Cornerback Artie Burns

For each of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ draft picks, Luc Polglaze and Josh Carney will take turns breaking down the value of each pick. Not the overall talent, not the scheme fit. In a vacuum, if the pick matched up with that talent. In essence: was this good value or was…


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Film Room: Artie Burns’ Playmaking Ability

Earlier, we covered some of the press man principles we’re seeing more out of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense. And how Artie Burns’ length comes at a major advantage, allowing the team do more of that – and more effectively – with him on the field. But he’s also a playmaker…


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Film Room: How Artie Burns Fits In The Steelers’ Defense

I know that generally speaking, you aren’t huge fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Artie Burns in the first round. I can understand that, and we have plenty of time to discuss it, but I want to focus on some of the positivies here. Because believe it or not, they…


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The Optimist’s Take: Cornerback-Or-Bust

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


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Steelers Reached For Need, Hope Not To Get Burned

With the 24th pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected 6’1”, 205-pound cornerback Chad Scott out of Maryland, a year after they had gone through a season of playing a converted safety and a disappointing free agent acquisition at the cornerback spots. With the 25th pick in…